Joseph Cornell has been an inspiration to so many artists across a variety of mediums. He lived a borderline reclusive lifestyle but also managed to connect himself with all the major art movements of his time. He was obsessed with ballerinas of bygone eras and made many of his pieces as tributes to them. I especially love the playful nature of his work where many of his pieces were intended to be interactive. His biography, Utopia Parkway is definitely worth checking out.
Excited to be going treasure-hunting this weekend for jewelry bits and baubles! Here's a favorite photo of my mom when she was around my age. My dad shot this from far away with a telephoto lens as they were shopping around the Brimfield antique market in Massachusetts. My parents are big antique collectors and got me into treasure hunting at an early age. They are both also very crafty and taught me the art of transforming something discarded into something new.
My friend Laura took me to her hometown, Ashland for a few days. It was so beautiful there and so relaxing. We went swimming in a river (it was so cold it took my breath away!), sunbathed (burned!), saw some wildlife (tons of deer and a snake!), celebrated Laura's birthday and went to so many bbq's that I lost count.